IGNITE Your Interest

Are you interested in starting a business? 

IGNITE, an international award winning start-up programme is looking for recent graduate entrepreneurs to express interest.

IGNITE supports recent graduate entrepreneurs turn good ideas into scalable businesses.

Based at University College Cork, the 12 month programme is open to all recent graduates from all third level institutions in Ireland who have the passion and ambition to work full-time on a scalable start-up idea with potential for economic, environmental or social impact.

Among the start-ups we have suported are ApisProtect, AnaBio Technologies, Ecanvasser, EziVein, LegitFit, MilisBio, QuickMinutes, Trustap, UrAbility and many more.

To find out more about how IGNITE can help you start your business, enter your details here: 

You can watch our most recent information webinar here: -  Click here for the webinar recording

"Discover How IGNITE Can Help You Start Your Business" Webinar - 30 June 2021

  • Eamon Curtin, IGNITE Programme Director, introduced the programme and explained how it works and answered some common questions
  • William Nolan, founder Addaptiv and Marion Cantillon, founder Pitseal, both IGNITE Alumnus, provided advice on how to make the most of the programme
  • Michelle Dorgan, IGNITE Programme Manager, explained the application process


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